Regarding the obligation of validating your ticket:
- According to the Ministry of Transportation’s regulations, each type of ticket loaded with any contract whatsoever must be validated on every Light Rail ride, immediately upon boarding the train; this includes transfers from a bus to the Light Rail, and also when transferring between trains, and also when the Rav-Kav cards are loaded with a periodic or special contract.
How to Validate a single-trip paper ticket:
Validation of the ticket is performed by inserting it, in the direction of the arrow, into the relevant slot in the validation machine immediately upon boarding the Light Rail. Please ensure that the date and the time of validation are printed on the back of the ticket.
How to Validate a Rav-Kav Card
A Rav-Kav card must be validated regardless of the type of contract loaded onto the card, including periodic contracts such as daily, weekly, monthly, semester, annual passes, or Stored Value traveling contracts.
Non-paid military servicepersons, pre-military cadets, national service, and service year volunteers must validate their personal card with its designated contract every time they board the train.
Validation of the Rav-Kav card is performed by placing it on the center of the validation machine. When validation is successful, a green light appears on the machine.
Soldiers – Personal Solider Card Validation
Soldiers in mandatory military and career military service are obligated to validate their personal soldier identification upon entering the train.
For your information:
CityPass acts in all aspects of enforcement according to the State’s regulations and in accordance with the law that determines the obligation to purchase and validate ride tickets.
The Light Rail is the first means of transportation in Israel operated by an “open system”, based on trust; the passenger is required to pay and validate the ticket independently, without the interference of a gate or a driver.
The instruction to validate the tickets is a system-wide policy determined by the Ministry of Transportation in view of their intention to introduce an increasing number of open systems in means of transport in Israel today and in the future.
The obligation to validate applies to all kinds of tickets, from paper tickets, stored value contracts and multiple-use tickets through subscription tickets, like monthly, weekly, student passes, etc.
Mandatory validation was determined by the Ministry of Transportation in order to permit the existence of a combined public transportation system for all operators and to grant passage for travelers between different kinds of public transportation within 90 minutes of the first validation time stamp. Without this validation, it will not be possible to maintain this system, which is beneficial for all passengers.
Please note that you must retain your ticket until leaving the destination stop in order to show it to a Light Rail inspector, if asked.
Have you boarded the train? Have you validated your ticket? Have a good and safe journey!